Crafting by Concepts: Fiber Arts and Mathematics

sarah-marie belcastro, Carolyn Yackel

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March 24, 2011 by A K Peters/CRC Press
Professional - 264 Pages
ISBN 9781568814353 - CAT# K13062

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Summary

From the editors of the popular Making Mathematics with Needlework, this book presents projects that highlight the relationship between types of needlework and mathematics. Chapters start with accessible overviews presenting the interplay between mathematical concepts and craft expressions. Following sections explain the mathematics in more detail, and provide suggestions for classroom activities. Each chapter ends with specific crafting instructions. Types of needlework included are knitting, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, temari balls, beading, tatting, and string art. Instructions are written as ordinary patterns, so the formatting and language will be familiar to crafters.